We found a treasure in a box of Cedar Needles left for us by the company founder Joshua Peine.
When we bought the company, we got 22 boxes of cedar needles. Each one is 100 pounds. We never expected to find treasures hidden inside.
Joshua left us old photos and recipes that we can't find he ever used or sold.
It is a real treasure trove of goodies.
An old amber jug was in the box we just opened. It is marked "Christmas 1974 Oil." It smells amazing.
"Fresh Cedar needles and green pine, spicy clove and cinnamon, and a dry down of redwood. Dusky breezes and bonfires, with notes of dried, from wind-blown leaves, charred woods of pine and cedar, sandalwood, with a background containing hints soft vanilla."
We took this oil and added it to a batch of our cedar needles to create our first ever LIMITED EDITION 2019 Holiday Ornament in hanging sachet bags with a silver tree hook! Each ornament bag comes with a numbered tag!
"It smells better than having a live tree." "My entire room smells great from this one sachet."
The note attached to the bottle included the recipe, but I doubt we will ever be able to recreate an oil that spent 45 years ruminating!
"Christmas 1974 Oil"
40 pounds cedar needles
20 pounds green pine
10 pounds of clove
10 pounds of cinnamon bark
6 pounds redwood needles
5 pounds autumn leaves
5 pounds charred sandalwood chips
5 pounds charred cedar twigs
45 vanilla beans (split)
We have been inspired by Joshua's formula and we will be launching a Limited Edition Holiday Ornament every year from now on from his recipes and ours!